Entrance scholarships of €1,000 are awarded to each first year student who achieves 525 points or more in their Leaving Certificate or GCE A Levels examination. A place will also be reserved in one of the Campus Apartments irrespective of commuting distance to the University (normal residency charges will apply). This is a non-renewable 1 year scholarship. For details apply to the Admissions Office.
This scholarship has been established through a partnership of the Kildare County Council, industry in Kildare, second level schools and NUI Maynooth who are actively engaged in promoting the study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in the local region.
Eligibility for the Scholarship
- Five scholarships awarded to first year NUI Maynooth students annually. On successful completion of each year of study, this scholarship will last for the duration of the chosen undergraduate degree programme. The value of the scholarship is €2,500 for each academic year.
- Students registered for year 1 of any of the following courses at NUI Maynooth will be eligible for consideration:
- It is intended that the five scholarships will be awarded such that there will be a maximum of one scholarship in any of the above degrees, in order to provide a wider balance across the University’s STEM degree programmes.
- Students will be assessed on the basis of their Leaving Certificate results or an EU equivalent exam result.
- Students must be residents of County Kildare at the time of application for their degree programme at NUI Maynooth. Alternatively, students must have attended a second level school in County Kildare and sat their LC examinations at that school. In the case of the one Intel Women in Technology Scholarship, students from any county in Ireland are now eligible to apply. See http://www.intel.ie/content/www/ie/en/women-in-technology-scholarship-program-leixlip.html for more details.
- All students with a minimum of 525 LC points will be eligible for consideration. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of points, if there are more eligible students than the number of scholarships available. Students on the same points levels will share the scholarship on a pro rata basis.
- Students must have achieved a minimum of 2 grade As in LC higher level papers in Mathematics and any one of the following: Chemistry, Physics, Agricultural Science, Physics and Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Design and Communication Graphics, Technology or Applied Mathematics.
- Accommodation on campus will be reserved for the Scholarship students. Normal charges apply.
- The scholarship will be payable in two instalments on November 1st and February 1st annually, subject to satisfactory progress and on recipients remaining in good standing. .
A number of scholarships are available for students who are admitted to the Equine Business degree programme MH405. These scholarships are jointly sponsored by the University and Horse Racing Ireland. They are tenable for students for the duration of their undergraduate studies (three years) as long as they are full-time registered students and progress successfully at the end of each academic year.
There are 4 scholarships awarded yearly, each to a student from the following categories:
These scholarships known as the “Osborne Scholarships” are in honour of the memory of Michael Osborne and of his immense contribution to the Irish and international horse-racing industry.
One undergraduate Music Scholarship of €2,000, awarded annually. For details apply to the Professor of Music. (Tel : 01 708 3733)